Renee Crow Joins EPIC as Vice President, Hospitality Practice Leader in the West

Addition of hospitality industry risk management and insurance brokerage pro broadens the resources, expertise and knowledge available to EPIC clients

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Renee Crow has joined the firm as Vice President and West Region Hospitality Practice Leader.

Crow has focused on and specialized in the risk management and insurance needs of hotels, restaurants and others in the hospitality industry since 2004, first as an Account Executive for insurance broker Arthur J Gallagher and then for the past 8 1/2 years as the Vice President, Risk Management at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

As EPIC's Hospitality Practice Leader, Crow will be responsible for further developing an innovative, unified approach to serving hospitality clients across the West Region and nationally. This will include strategy development and leadership, establishing risk management best practices, developing new leading-edge products and services, building client-focused service and specialty resource teams, integrating and leveraging both local and national people and resources, and managing and strengthening relationships with all underwriters and specialty markets serving the Hospitality sector and developing new business.

Crow will be based in EPIC's San Francisco headquarters and will report to Marianne Schleicher, Chief Operating Officer of the Bay Area Region.

Across her career, Crow has been consistently recognized as a top risk management professional, most recently as a "2015 Risk All Star" by Risk & Insurance Magazine.

During her time at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Crow was able to reduce the organization's total cost of risk by roughly 40 percent, while Kimpton grew from 24 to more than 60 properties.

Professionally, Crow has earned both the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designations.

"We are pleased to have Renee join EPIC and look forward to the added benefits she will deliver to our Hospitality Industry clients," said John Hahn, EPIC CEO. "Renee's unique experience in both the insurance brokerage business and in hotel risk management gives our clients a perspective they will not get from any other broker resource. We've known and admired Renee for many years, and we're excited that she has chosen to join the EPIC team."

About EPIC:
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 850 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 13,000 clients.

With more than $200 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit

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